CANDLESTON CASTLE

Site Details



NPRN
93050
Map Reference
SS87NE
Grid Reference
SS87127725
Unitary (Local) Authority
Bridgend
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Merthyr Mawr
Type of Site
MANSION
Broad Class
Domestic
Period
Medieval;Post Medieval

Site Description


NAR SS87NE33

Ruins of a two storey range, including a first-floor hall and solar tower define the E side of a "D" shaped enclosure, c.40m ENE-WSW by 26m, otherwise defined by a stone curtain wall.
A further enclosure, c.44m by 30m, on the NE may be associated with the castle.
Fabric dated to the e. 14th c, possibly on the site of an earlier enclosure, in-use as an elite dwelling and consequently modified, until at least 1808. Served as a farmhouse until the l.19th c.

Source: RCAHMW 2000 Glamorgan III.1b 'the Later Castles', 408-17.

J.Wiles 04.12.02

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